Recent Changes for "UC Davis English Department" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_DepartmentRecent Changes of the page "UC Davis English Department" on Davis Wiki.en-us UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2011-04-05 21:19:45chuckgirl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 63: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Gina Bloom</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://english.ucdavis.edu/people/directory/gbloom Gina Bloom]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2011-04-05 21:18:43chuckgirl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 78: </td> <td> Line 78: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Hsuan Hsu</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://english.ucdavis.edu/people/directory/hlhsu Hsuan Hsu]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2011-04-05 21:18:01chuckgirl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2011-04-05 21:17:42chuckgirl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Danielle Heard</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://english.ucdavis.edu/people/directory/dheard Danielle Heard]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2011-04-05 21:16:51chuckgirl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Kathleen Frederickson</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://english.ucdavis.edu/people/directory/ksfreder Kathleen Frederickson]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2011-04-05 21:15:24chuckgirl <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 79: </td> <td> Line 79: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Mark Jerng</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://english.ucdavis.edu/people/directory/mjerng Mark Jerng]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2010-10-03 12:44:07CovertProfessorperhaps other, better places from which to link, but this is a start <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ["Yiyun Li"], a member of the Department since 2008, was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 2010.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2010-06-24 23:27:36Swilltopowerupdated senate faculty <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Jack Hicks<br> - * Joshua Clover<br> - * ["Users/BethFreeman" Elizabeth Freeman]<br> - * Joe Wenderoth<br> - * Sandra McPherson (Retiring)</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Nathan Brown</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 68: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Joshua Clover</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 66: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Peter A. 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Morris</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 83: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Riché Richardson (Leaving for Cornell?)</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 93: </td> <td> Line 89: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * David Van Leer<br> - * Raymond Waddington (Retired)</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Matthew Stratton</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 97: </td> <td> Line 92: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Joe Wenderoth</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Karl F. Zender (Retired)</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2010-06-02 11:57:11BreeButler <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/vanleer/vanleer.htm David Van Leer]''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you realize that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/vanleer/vanleer.htm David Van Leer]''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you realize that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities.<span>&nbsp;David (never Professor Van Leer) left UCDavis after fall quarter 2009.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2009-02-19 18:04:38JoePomidor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/clover/index.html Joshua Clover]''': An Associate professor without a PhD, Clover writes for various magazines, mostly music, under a pseudonym while often teaching classes that involve poetry. He's the author of several poems published in the Best American Poetry collection, as well as a book entitled The Matrix, which analyzes the film as an allegory for turn-of-the-millenium American life and labor. Clover is an incredibly challenging professor, but it's definitely worth it to take his classes if you're genuinely interested in expanding your knowledge in English and poetry. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/clover/index.html Joshua Clover]''': An Associate professor without a PhD, Clover writes for various magazines, mostly music, under a pseudonym while often teaching classes that involve poetry. He's the author of several poems published in the Best American Poetry collection, as well as a book entitled The Matrix, which analyzes the film as an allegory for turn-of-the-millen<span>n</span>ium American life and labor. Clover is an incredibly challenging professor, but it's definitely worth it to take his classes if you're genuinely interested in expanding your knowledge in English and poetry. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Freeman/Freeman.htm Elizabeth Freeman]''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a tech<span>y</span>--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Freeman/Freeman.htm Elizabeth Freeman]''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a tech<span>ie</span>--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/hicks/hicks.htm Jack Hicks]''': A sophisticated and hilarious man, Hicks, too, has had a working history with public<span>i</span>ations including TV Guide and Rolling Stone. He often teaches ENL 182 - California Literature. Unlike Clover, Hicks is a pretty laid-back man who realizes college is just something you have to put up with to get somewhere in life, so he isn't too hard on grading. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/hicks/hicks.htm Jack Hicks]''': A sophisticated and hilarious man, Hicks, too, has had a working history with publications including TV Guide and Rolling Stone. He often teaches ENL 182 - California Literature. Unlike Clover, Hicks is a pretty laid-back man who realizes college is just something you have to put up with to get somewhere in life, so he isn't too hard on grading. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/vanleer/vanleer.htm David Van Leer]''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you reali<span>s</span>e that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/vanleer/vanleer.htm David Van Leer]''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you reali<span>z</span>e that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/corin/default.htm Lucy Corin]''': For literature &amp; Short-Story classes: lessons usually unorganized; grading generally arbitrary; very difficult to come out of the class being sure one has learned a thing. Next: ENL 100F (creative writing) is a class that you must petition to join by including a portfolio of your writing. This class is cherished by many English majors, begging the questions why a number of students (including wiki users) have dropped the class after a few weeks when taught by Lucy Corin. Rumor has it one girl left crying. It should be noted that Lucy Corin is a very smart and friendly person. She will likely be an incredible teacher in a few years, once she's gotten a grasp of her clearly-difficult job. For now, it's a good idea to avoid. In the future, I recomend checking the various professor rating sites to see if things have improved. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/corin/default.htm Lucy Corin]''': For literature &amp; Short-Story classes: lessons usually unorganized; grading generally arbitrary; very difficult to come out of the class being sure one has learned a thing. Next: ENL 100F (creative writing) is a class that you must petition to join by including a portfolio of your writing. This class is cherished by many English majors, begging the questions why a number of students (including wiki users) have dropped the class after a few weeks when taught by Lucy Corin. Rumor has it one girl left crying. It should be noted that Lucy Corin is a very smart and friendly person. She will likely be an incredible teacher in a few years, once she's gotten a grasp of her clearly-difficult job. For now, it's a good idea to avoid. In the future, I recom<span>m</span>end checking the various professor rating sites to see if things have improved. </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-09-13 12:41:36JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * I took this class with Prof. Stenzel and would not recommend it. The course in general was unfocused, and Stenzel tries to fit too many texts into one quarter. Sometimes we would discuss a work for only half a class session or sometimes not at all. If you take this course, I would avoid Stenzel.- ["EyadDarras"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * I took this class with Prof. Stenzel and would not recommend it. The course in general was unfocused, and Stenzel tries to fit too many texts into one quarter. Sometimes we would discuss a work for only half a class session or sometimes not at all. If you take this course, I would avoid Stenzel.- ["<span>Users/</span>EyadDarras"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-08-30 18:42:03JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * I had very high hopes for this course. As a ["Mathematics"] major I do not often get the opportunity to express myself creatively in essay form. Unfortunately, I did not find the course to be stimulating. I would recommend you take the competency test unless you can nab an awesome professor who will challenge you. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> <span>-</span> * The composition courses are geared more towards making sure students grasp the mechanics of good writing, and while they do try to be as engaging and creative as possible, creative expression is not the main goal of the composition classes. I would suggest the actual Creative Writing courses in Fiction, Poetry, and Drama from the English department. --["IrenePark"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * I had very high hopes for this course. As a ["Mathematics"] major I do not often get the opportunity to express myself creatively in essay form. Unfortunately, I did not find the course to be stimulating. I would recommend you take the competency test unless you can nab an awesome professor who will challenge you. --["<span>Users/</span>PhilipNeustrom"]<br> <span>+</span> * The composition courses are geared more towards making sure students grasp the mechanics of good writing, and while they do try to be as engaging and creative as possible, creative expression is not the main goal of the composition classes. I would suggest the actual Creative Writing courses in Fiction, Poetry, and Drama from the English department. --["<span>Users/</span>IrenePark"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * It also depends on the instructor. I took this course circa 2001 and it was fantastic. Unfortunately, I am completely blanking on the instructor's name right now, but she was not only engaging, but an effective teacher. She also seemed to really care about us developing our writing style and finding our own voice. We had a variety of writing assignments and she provided us with plenty of support and constructive feedback. She didn't just give you a grade; she included plenty of specific comments. The best part was that it was a tiny class. I enjoyed it so much that I got hooked. It was the impetus that I needed to double major and pursue an English degree. I think this department is one of the best kept secrets at UC Davis. I don't know whether people are aware of this wonderful program. And, also keep in mind: English professors often are the ones who write the best letters of recommendation. This is something to consider if you are applying to a graduate or professional program. Admissions committees want to know that their students write clearly and effectively. -- ["Curlygirl26"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * It also depends on the instructor. I took this course circa 2001 and it was fantastic. Unfortunately, I am completely blanking on the instructor's name right now, but she was not only engaging, but an effective teacher. She also seemed to really care about us developing our writing style and finding our own voice. We had a variety of writing assignments and she provided us with plenty of support and constructive feedback. She didn't just give you a grade; she included plenty of specific comments. The best part was that it was a tiny class. I enjoyed it so much that I got hooked. It was the impetus that I needed to double major and pursue an English degree. I think this department is one of the best kept secrets at UC Davis. I don't know whether people are aware of this wonderful program. And, also keep in mind: English professors often are the ones who write the best letters of recommendation. This is something to consider if you are applying to a graduate or professional program. Admissions committees want to know that their students write clearly and effectively. -- ["<span>Users/</span>Curlygirl26"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Rumor control: The above comment was obviously made by someone who doesn't like Shakespeare. That person's attitude toward the material may have more to do with their opinion of the course than the Professor. - ["EyadDarras"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> Rumor control: The above comment was obviously made by someone who doesn't like Shakespeare. That person's attitude toward the material may have more to do with their opinion of the course than the Professor. - ["<span>Users/</span>EyadDarras"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 63: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * ["BethFreeman" Elizabeth Freeman] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * ["<span>Users/</span>BethFreeman" Elizabeth Freeman] </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-06-14 23:49:07DrandyJonesIncluded a few retirements <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *'''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/zender/default.htm Karl Zender]''': If you're into Faulkner, take his 177 course. This man knows more about Faulkner than I ever thought possible. He is sweet and personable and a fair grader and knows '''so much''' about Faulkner that even if you don't read a single page of the novels assigned (which you should!), you will come away feeling that you have learned something. </td> <td> <span>+</span> *'''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/zender/default.htm Karl Zender]'''<span>&nbsp;(Retired)</span>: If you're into Faulkner, take his 177 course. This man knows more about Faulkner than I ever thought possible. He is sweet and personable and a fair grader and knows '''so much''' about Faulkner that even if you don't read a single page of the novels assigned (which you should!), you will come away feeling that you have learned something. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Sandra McPherson </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Sandra McPherson<span>&nbsp;(Retiring)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Gina Bloom</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 70: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Peter A. Dale </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Peter A. Dale<span>&nbsp;(Retired)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Sandra M. Gilbert (Retir<span>ing</span>) </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Sandra M. Gilbert (Retir<span>ed</span>) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 80: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Clarence Major </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Clarence Major<span>&nbsp;(Retired)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 86: </td> <td> Line 87: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Riché Richardson<br> <span>-</span> * David Robertson </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Riché Richardson<span>&nbsp;(Leaving for Cornell?)</span><br> <span>+</span> * David Robertson<span>&nbsp;(Retired)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Raymond Waddington </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Raymond Waddington<span>&nbsp;(Retired)</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 98: </td> <td> Line 99: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Karl F. Zender </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Karl F. Zender<span>&nbsp;(Retired)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-06-14 14:38:23CurlyGirl26 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * It also depends on the instructor. I took this course circa 2001 and it was fantastic. Unfortunately,<span><br> - </span> I am completely blanking on the instructor's name right now, but she was not only engaging, but<span><br> - </span> an effective teacher. She also seemed to really care about us developing our writing style and finding<span><br> - </span> our own voice. We had a variety of writing assignments and she provided us with plenty of<span><br> - </span> support and constructive feedback. She didn't just give you a grade; she included plenty of<span><br> - specific comment</span>s. I enjoyed <span>this</span> so much that I got hooked. It was the impetus that I needed<span><br> - </span> to double major and pursue an English degree. I think this department is one of the best kept secrets<span><br> - </span> at UC Davis. I don't know whether people are aware of this wonderful program. And, also keep in<span><br> - </span> mind: English professors often are the ones who write the best letters of recommendation. This is<span><br> - </span> something to consider if you are applying to a graduate or professional program. Admissions committees<span><br> - </span> want to know that their students write clearly and effectively. -- ["Curlygirl26"]<span><br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * It also depends on the instructor. I took this course circa 2001 and it was fantastic. Unfortunately, I am completely blanking on the instructor's name right now, but she was not only engaging, but an effective teacher. She also seemed to really care about us developing our writing style and finding our own voice. We had a variety of writing assignments and she provided us with plenty of support and constructive feedback. She didn't just give you a grade; she included plenty of<span>&nbsp;specific comments. The best part was that it was a tiny clas</span>s. I enjoyed <span>it</span> so much that I got hooked. It was the impetus that I needed to double major and pursue an English degree. I think this department is one of the best kept secrets at UC Davis. I don't know whether people are aware of this wonderful program. And, also keep in mind: English professors often are the ones who write the best letters of recommendation. This is something to consider if you are applying to a graduate or professional program. Admissions committees want to know that their students write clearly and effectively. -- ["Curlygirl26"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-06-14 14:34:58CurlyGirl26 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * It also depends on the instructor. I took this course circa 2001 and it was fantastic. Unfortunately,<br> + I am completely blanking on the instructor's name right now, but she was not only engaging, but<br> + an effective teacher. She also seemed to really care about us developing our writing style and finding<br> + our own voice. We had a variety of writing assignments and she provided us with plenty of<br> + support and constructive feedback. She didn't just give you a grade; she included plenty of<br> + specific comments. I enjoyed this so much that I got hooked. It was the impetus that I needed<br> + to double major and pursue an English degree. I think this department is one of the best kept secrets<br> + at UC Davis. I don't know whether people are aware of this wonderful program. And, also keep in<br> + mind: English professors often are the ones who write the best letters of recommendation. This is<br> + something to consider if you are applying to a graduate or professional program. Admissions committees<br> + want to know that their students write clearly and effectively. -- ["Curlygirl26"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-06-14 07:41:54JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Lynn R. Freed </td> <td> <span>+</span> *<span>&nbsp;["Lynn Freed"</span> Lynn R. Freed<span>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2008-05-25 10:52:27JasonAller(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 95: </td> <td> Line 95: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Alan B. Williamson </td> <td> <span>+</span> *<span>&nbsp;["Alan Williamson"</span> Alan B. Williamson<span>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-08-25 15:36:58PhilipNeustromlike that.. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = Senate Faculty<span>]</span> = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = Senate Faculty = </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-08-25 15:32:57JabberWokkyFix for broken TOC <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = [http://www.english.ucdavis.edu/faculty/faculty.html <span>Senate </span>Faculty]<span>&nbsp;=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = <span>Senate Faculty] =<br> + <br> + * ''</span>[http://www.english.ucdavis.edu/faculty/faculty.html Faculty<span>&nbsp;Website</span>]<span>''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-08-25 15:31:55JabberWokky(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/faculty.html Senate Faculty] = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = [http://www<span>.</span>english.ucdavis.edu/faculty/faculty.html Senate Faculty] = </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-08-25 15:30:16JabberWokkyHorribly written. First draft of revisions. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The [http://www.english.ucdavis.edu English Department] is located in ["Voorhies Hall"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[TableOfContents(right)]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If you're interested in majoring in English, then check out the [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/under_desc.htm#major Undergraduate Program requirements] (or check the ["General Catalog"]). For a full list of courses in the department, please consult the ["General Catalog"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||<br> + ||[http://www.english.ucdavis.edu]||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The English Department'<span>s</span> major program consists of three different emphases: a General Emphasis, a Teaching Emphasis, and a Creative Writing emphasis. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The <span>["UC Davis"] '''</span>English Department'<span>'' is located in ["Voorhies Hall"]. Their</span> major program consists of three different emphases: a General Emphasis, a Teaching Emphasis, and a Creative Writing emphasis. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Some people think that [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/paper981/news/2005/02/18/Features/Change.Your.Major-1319638.shtml "English is the best major at Davis"]. Some people think it will leave you unable to get a ["Employment" job].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ If you have interest in pursuing a major in English, then check out the [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/under_desc.htm#major Undergraduate Program requirements] (or check the ["General Catalog"]). For a full list of courses in the department, please consult the ["General Catalog"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In this major, you can learn about ["Poetry"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Some people think that [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/paper981/news/2005/02/18/Features/Change.Your.Major-1319638.shtml "English is the best major at Davis"]. Some people think it will leave you unable to get a ["Employment" job]. Regardless of your opinion, it is nice to have some ["Poetry" pretty words] in your life.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-08-23 14:42:53MattJurachfixed bullet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Freeman/Freeman.htm Elizabeth Freeman]''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a techy--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session. </td> <td> <span>+ </span> * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Freeman/Freeman.htm Elizabeth Freeman]''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a techy--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session. </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-08-23 00:48:23BrianAngPoetry <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + In this major, you can learn about ["Poetry"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-06-22 16:49:21JessicaRockwellsome links to professors <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''Joshua Clover''': An Associate professor without a PhD, Clover writes for various magazines, mostly music, under a pseudonym while often teaching classes that involve poetry. He's the author of several poems published in the Best American Poetry collection, as well as a book entitled The Matrix, which analyzes the film as an allegory for turn-of-the-millenium American life and labor. Clover is an incredibly challenging professor, but it's definitely worth it to take his classes if you're genuinely interested in expanding your knowledge in English and poetry. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/clover/index.html </span>Joshua Clover<span>]</span>''': An Associate professor without a PhD, Clover writes for various magazines, mostly music, under a pseudonym while often teaching classes that involve poetry. He's the author of several poems published in the Best American Poetry collection, as well as a book entitled The Matrix, which analyzes the film as an allegory for turn-of-the-millenium American life and labor. Clover is an incredibly challenging professor, but it's definitely worth it to take his classes if you're genuinely interested in expanding your knowledge in English and poetry. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Jack Hicks''': A sophisticated and hilarious man, Hicks, too, has had a working history with publiciations including TV Guide and Rolling Stone. He often teaches ENL 182 - California Literature. Unlike Clover, Hicks is a pretty laid-back man who realizes college is just something you have to put up with to get somewhere in life, so he isn't too hard on grading.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/Freeman/Freeman.htm Elizabeth Freeman]''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a techy--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * '''Elizabeth Freeman''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a techy--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * '''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/hicks/hicks.htm Jack Hicks]''': A sophisticated and hilarious man, Hicks, too, has had a working history with publiciations including TV Guide and Rolling Stone. He often teaches ENL 182 - California Literature. Unlike Clover, Hicks is a pretty laid-back man who realizes college is just something you have to put up with to get somewhere in life, so he isn't too hard on grading.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * '''David Van Leer''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you realise that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * '''<span>[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/vanleer/vanleer.htm </span>David Van Leer<span>]</span>''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you realise that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> *'''Karl Zender''': If you're into Faulkner, take his 177 course. This man knows more about Faulkner than I ever thought possible. He is sweet and personable and a fair grader and knows '''so much''' about Faulkner that even if you don't read a single page of the novels assigned (which you should!), you will come away feeling that you have learned something. </td> <td> <span>+</span> *'''<span>[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/zender/default.htm </span>Karl Zender<span>]</span>''': If you're into Faulkner, take his 177 course. This man knows more about Faulkner than I ever thought possible. He is sweet and personable and a fair grader and knows '''so much''' about Faulkner that even if you don't read a single page of the novels assigned (which you should!), you will come away feeling that you have learned something. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Lucy Corin: For literature &amp; Short-Story classes: lessons usually unorganized; grading generally arbitrary; very difficult to come out of the class being sure one has learned a thing. Next: ENL 100F (creative writing) is a class that you must petition to join by including a portfolio of your writing. This class is cherished by many English majors, begging the questions why a number of students (including wiki users) have dropped the class after a few weeks when taught by Lucy Corin. Rumor has it one girl left crying. It should be noted that Lucy Corin is a very smart and friendly person. She will likely be an incredible teacher in a few years, once she's gotten a grasp of her clearly-difficult job. For now, it's a good idea to avoid. In the future, I recomend checking the various professor rating sites to see if things have improved. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>'''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/corin/default.htm </span>Lucy Corin<span>]'''</span>: For literature &amp; Short-Story classes: lessons usually unorganized; grading generally arbitrary; very difficult to come out of the class being sure one has learned a thing. Next: ENL 100F (creative writing) is a class that you must petition to join by including a portfolio of your writing. This class is cherished by many English majors, begging the questions why a number of students (including wiki users) have dropped the class after a few weeks when taught by Lucy Corin. Rumor has it one girl left crying. It should be noted that Lucy Corin is a very smart and friendly person. She will likely be an incredible teacher in a few years, once she's gotten a grasp of her clearly-difficult job. For now, it's a good idea to avoid. In the future, I recomend checking the various professor rating sites to see if things have improved. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Schleiner: If Shakespeare could be any worse than it is already, Schleiner is the one to make it happen. Led a pretty easy class, but incredibly boring; His text interpretations are also iffy, as are his acting skills. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>'''[http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/schleiner/schleiner.htm </span>Schleiner<span>]'''</span>: If Shakespeare could be any worse than it is already, Schleiner is the one to make it happen. Led a pretty easy class, but incredibly boring; His text interpretations are also iffy, as are his acting skills. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Senate Faculty =</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/faculty.html Senate Faculty] =</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-06-22 12:50:36ChrisMcDonald <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Peer Advisor: <span>Chris McDonald</span>'''<br> <span>-</span> Office Hours: T<span>&nbsp;&amp; R 10-12, F 12-4</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Peer Advisor: <span>TBA</span>'''<br> <span>+</span> Office Hours: T<span>BA</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Email: mcdonald@ucdavis.edu</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Email: TBA</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-04-06 16:10:25ChrisMcDonald <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Office Hours: <span>M</span> &amp; F 1<span>-4, W </span>2-4 </td> <td> <span>+</span> Office Hours: <span>T</span> &amp;<span>&nbsp;R 10-12,</span> F 12-4 </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2007-02-03 22:34:27ChrisMcDonald <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Office Hours: M &amp; F 1-4, <span>R</span> 2-4 </td> <td> <span>+</span> Office Hours: M &amp; F 1-4, <span>W</span> 2-4 </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-11-29 16:37:04ChrisMcDonald <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Office: Voorhies 177</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Office: Voorhies 112</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-11-29 16:35:49ChrisMcDonald <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Advising =<br> + '''Staff Advisor: Lynda Jones'''<br> + Office Hours: M-F 8-12, 1-5<br> + Email: lmjones@ucdavis.edu<br> + <br> + '''Peer Advisor: Chris McDonald'''<br> + Office Hours: M &amp; F 1-4, R 2-4<br> + Email: mcdonald@ucdavis.edu</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-10-26 18:29:09JasonAllerfixed wanted link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The English Department is located in ["Voorhies Hall"<span>&nbsp;Voorhies</span>].<span>&nbsp;http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/index.htm</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The<span>&nbsp;[http://www.english.ucdavis.edu</span> English Department<span>]</span> is located in ["Voorhies Hall"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some people think that [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/paper981/news/2005/02/18/Features/Change.Your.Major-1319638.shtml "English is the best major at Davis"]. Some people think it will leave you unable to get a ["job<span>"</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some people think that [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/paper981/news/2005/02/18/Features/Change.Your.Major-1319638.shtml "English is the best major at Davis"]. Some people think it will leave you unable to get a ["<span>Employment" </span>job]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-09-20 15:28:28AmyGoogenspajob <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some people think that [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/paper981/news/2005/02/18/Features/Change.Your.Major-1319638.shtml "English is the best major at Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some people think that [http://www.californiaaggie.com/media/paper981/news/2005/02/18/Features/Change.Your.Major-1319638.shtml "English is the best major at Davis"].<span>&nbsp;Some people think it will leave you unable to get a ["job"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Waddington: Now retired, but forever infamous for student hating. The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. I just didn't like his grading scale.<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Waddington: Now retired, but forever infamous for student hating. The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. 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The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. I just didn't like his grading scale. <span>- ["AliceChoe"]<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Waddington: <span>Now retired,</span> b<span>ut forever infamous for student hating</span>. The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. I just didn't like his grading scale. </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-04-29 09:33:42JabberWokkyFollowup was better than initial comment +markup refmt <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Waddington: <span>I've been told to avoid his classes as a big ole snooze. No personal experience, however, as I did heed that advise. <br> - Rumor affirmation:</span> I took Shakespeare with Waddington the last class he taught before he retired. The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. I just didn't like his grading scale. - ["AliceChoe"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Waddington: I took Shakespeare with Waddington the last class he taught before he retired. The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. 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The man would get distracted and or irritated extremely easily by students, and would stop his lecture to glare at them silently with wrathful vengeance. If a student came in late, or a cell phone went off, or a student was laughing because he looks like an old rabbit (good thing he didn't see my doodling), he would throw a fit, shake all over and stare at them with desperate hatred. On second thought, I liked him. I just didn't like his grading scale. - ["AliceChoe"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-03-24 20:31:36RobRoyfixing broken aggie link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Some people think that [http://californiaaggie.com/art<span>icl</span>e/<span>?id=7</span>63<span>4</span> "English is the best major at Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Some people think that [http://<span>www.</span>californiaaggie.com/<span>medi</span>a<span>/pape</span>r<span>981/news/2005/02/18/Fea</span>t<span>ur</span>e<span>s</span>/<span>Change.Your.Major-1319</span>63<span>8.shtml</span> "English is the best major at Davis"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-03-24 09:16:41WilliamLewisUngergraduate -> undergraduate <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you're interested in majoring in English, then check out the [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/under_desc.htm#major Un<span>g</span>ergraduate Program requirements] (or check the ["General Catalog"]). For a full list of courses in the department, please consult the ["General Catalog"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you're interested in majoring in English, then check out the [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/under_desc.htm#major Un<span>d</span>ergraduate Program requirements] (or check the ["General Catalog"]). For a full list of courses in the department, please consult the ["General Catalog"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> UC Davis English Departmenthttp://daviswiki.org/UC_Davis_English_Department2006-03-24 08:31:24PaulThoberRenamed from English (Renamed to remove ambiguity) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for UC Davis English Department<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The English Department is located in ["Voorhies Hall" Voorhies]. http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/index.htm<br> + <br> + If you're interested in majoring in English, then check out the [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/under_desc.htm#major Ungergraduate Program requirements] (or check the ["General Catalog"]). For a full list of courses in the department, please consult the ["General Catalog"].<br> + <br> + The English Department's major program consists of three different emphases: a General Emphasis, a Teaching Emphasis, and a Creative Writing emphasis.<br> + <br> + Some people think that [http://californiaaggie.com/article/?id=7634 "English is the best major at Davis"].<br> + <br> + = Courses =<br> + Courses are divided between the English Department's [http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/coursched.htm literature and creative writing classes], for those interested in literature, and the [http://writingprogram.ucdavis.edu/Expandedcoursedescription.htm composition courses] that are taught as part of the ["University Writing Program"] which states on [http://writingprogram.ucdavis.edu/ its official website] that "under the guidance of the Undergraduate Council of the U.C. Davis Academic Senate, the Writing Program has become an ''independent entity, separate from the English Department''," but I believe most of the writing instructors are also part of the English department, though perhaps not all are.<br> + <br> + English 180 (Children's Literature)<br> + * usually a very popular class with non-majors, typical course reading lists will include books from fairy tales to ''Little Women'' to ''Harry Potter''<br> + * I took this class with Prof. Stenzel and would not recommend it. The course in general was unfocused, and Stenzel tries to fit too many texts into one quarter. Sometimes we would discuss a work for only half a class session or sometimes not at all. If you take this course, I would avoid Stenzel.- ["EyadDarras"]<br> + <br> + English 101 (part of the Writing Program)<br> + * I took it with Kerry Hanlon. When I took the course it focused on creative writing assignments. Our homework consisted of reading essays (taken from magazines like the New Yorker) and then answering questions on them. Our assigned essays were to be modeled directly after one of the essay's styles. The essays we read were all gimmicky and focused on small stuff (but very well written and enjoyable to read) -- the kind of things you'd expect to read in a popular magazine. Most unfortunately, the classroom I was in had laptops in it (which was surely seen as a positive, but I felt it was a distraction). Additionally, I did not like the format my professor chose to take with the class. Our __entire class discussion__ focused on answering the questions we were assigned for homework -- questions we had already answered at home. The discussions were not enlightening or meaningful, in my opinion. There was also forced participation (10% of the grade) during class which I found to be childish and also, well, degrading to my course grade as I am very shy in class -- especially when repeating material we had all already answered at home.<br> + <br> + * I had very high hopes for this course. As a ["Mathematics"] major I do not often get the opportunity to express myself creatively in essay form. Unfortunately, I did not find the course to be stimulating. I would recommend you take the competency test unless you can nab an awesome professor who will challenge you. --["PhilipNeustrom"]<br> + * The composition courses are geared more towards making sure students grasp the mechanics of good writing, and while they do try to be as engaging and creative as possible, creative expression is not the main goal of the composition classes. I would suggest the actual Creative Writing courses in Fiction, Poetry, and Drama from the English department. --["IrenePark"]<br> + <br> + = Recommended Teachers =<br> + * '''Joshua Clover''': An Associate professor without a PhD, Clover writes for various magazines, mostly music, under a pseudonym while often teaching classes that involve poetry. He's the author of several poems published in the Best American Poetry collection, as well as a book entitled The Matrix, which analyzes the film as an allegory for turn-of-the-millenium American life and labor. Clover is an incredibly challenging professor, but it's definitely worth it to take his classes if you're genuinely interested in expanding your knowledge in English and poetry.<br> + <br> + * '''Jack Hicks''': A sophisticated and hilarious man, Hicks, too, has had a working history with publiciations including TV Guide and Rolling Stone. He often teaches ENL 182 - California Literature. Unlike Clover, Hicks is a pretty laid-back man who realizes college is just something you have to put up with to get somewhere in life, so he isn't too hard on grading.<br> + <br> + * '''Elizabeth Freeman''': Insanely intelligent and eloquent with her speech, Freeman is most notable for her inventive teaching methods, which really drill lessons into students' heads. A great distinguishing characteristic is that Freeman is a techy--she knows how to use her computer, unlike most English profs, and she incorporates her skill into teaching. She offers really clear and detailed lecture slides and even sets up a "Jeopardy" game for a final review session.<br> + <br> + * '''David Van Leer''': looking just a tad bit like the comedic writer Bruce Vilanch (and just as funny and gay), Van Leer has a wide array of talents and interests, ranging from early American literature (read: Puritan lit) to alt. sexualities in film. His film studies class (if it's available) has one of the best selection of obscure, independent films ever; and only in his early American literature class will you realise that even in a truly Puritan environment, you really can't wipe out individuality and non-conventional sexualities.<br> + <br> + *'''Karl Zender''': If you're into Faulkner, take his 177 course. This man knows more about Faulkner than I ever thought possible. He is sweet and personable and a fair grader and knows '''so much''' about Faulkner that even if you don't read a single page of the novels assigned (which you should!), you will come away feeling that you have learned something.<br> + <br> + = Teachers to Avoid =<br> + * Lucy Corin: For literature &amp; Short-Story classes: lessons usually unorganized; grading generally arbitrary; very difficult to come out of the class being sure one has learned a thing. Next: ENL 100F (creative writing) is a class that you must petition to join by including a portfolio of your writing. This class is cherished by many English majors, begging the questions why a number of students (including wiki users) have dropped the class after a few weeks when taught by Lucy Corin. Rumor has it one girl left crying. It should be noted that Lucy Corin is a very smart and friendly person. She will likely be an incredible teacher in a few years, once she's gotten a grasp of her clearly-difficult job. For now, it's a good idea to avoid. In the future, I recomend checking the various professor rating sites to see if things have improved.<br> + Rumor control: the girl left crying due to another student; Lucy was not the cause. Also, I've taken 100F with Lucy twice and highly enjoyed it both quarters.<br> + * Schleiner: If Shakespeare could be any worse than it is already, Schleiner is the one to make it happen. Led a pretty easy class, but incredibly boring; His text interpretations are also iffy, as are his acting skills.<br> + Rumor control: The above comment was obviously made by someone who doesn't like Shakespeare. That person's attitude toward the material may have more to do with their opinion of the course than the Professor. - ["EyadDarras"]<br> + * Waddington: I've been told to avoid his classes as a big ole snooze. No personal experience, however, as I did heed that advise. <br> + <br> + = Senate Faculty =<br> + * Jack Hicks<br> + <br> + * Joshua Clover <br> + <br> + * ["BethFreeman" Elizabeth Freeman]<br> + <br> + * Joe Wenderoth<br> + <br> + * Sandra McPherson<br> + <br> + * Don Abbot<br> + <br> + * Seeta Chaganti<br> + <br> + * Lucy Corin<br> + <br> + * Peter A. Dale<br> + <br> + * Joanne Feit Diehl<br> + <br> + * Greg Dobbins<br> + <br> + * Frances E. Dolan<br> + <br> + * Margaret Ferguson<br> + <br> + * Lynn R. Freed<br> + <br> + * Bishnupriya Ghosh<br> + <br> + * Sandra M. Gilbert (Retiring)<br> + <br> + * Pam Houston<br> + <br> + * Alessa Johns<br> + <br> + * Richard A. Levin<br> + <br> + * Clarence Major<br> + <br> + * Desirée Martín<br> + <br> + * Patricia L. Moran<br> + <br> + * Linda A. Morris<br> + <br> + * Timothy Morton<br> + <br> + * Marijane Osborn<br> + <br> + * Riché Richardson<br> + <br> + * David Robertson <br> + <br> + * Catherine Robson<br> + <br> + * Winfried Schleiner <br> + <br> + * Scott C. Shershow<br> + <br> + * Scott Simmon<br> + <br> + * David Simpson<br> + <br> + * David Van Leer<br> + <br> + * Raymond Waddington<br> + <br> + * Claire Waters<br> + <br> + * Evan Watkins<br> + <br> + * Alan B. Williamson<br> + <br> + * Karl F. Zender<br> + <br> + * Michael Ziser<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>